Established in 1783 by James Man as a sugar broker and barrel maker ED&F Man employs over 3800 staff operating globally in around 60 countries. The Firm operates as a specialist merchant of agricultural commodities where we are market leaders in the trading of sugar, coffee and molasses. Building upon our 230 year heritage we also offer a broad range of financial market services to existing and new clients through our Capital Markets Division.
With global revenues of $8.2bn and shareholder's equity of more than $910m, ED&F Man operates with an exceptionally strong capital base and balance sheet. ED&F Man is majority employee owned, which promotes strong risk management and a client serving culture and enables us to develop, recruit and retain the best available talent in the market.
Entrepreneurial spirit; strong corporate governance; innovation; consistently high quality levels of service for our clients and business partners; and, social responsibility are core principals embedded in our culture and adherence to these has helped ensure that ED&F Man has remained in business for more than 230 years. Our clients come first and their success helps ensure our own.
Operating out of offices in Hong Kong, Dubai, Winterthur, London, Hamburg, New York and Chicago, our capital markets business employs around 400 staff dedicated to servicing our global customer needs across a broad spectrum of exchange traded, OTC and investment banking products, including: futures and options; fixed income securities; equities; energy; base metals; foreign exchange; and, OTC and exchange traded agricultural derivatives.